Last week we heard about 44-year-old Patricia Krentcil of Nutley, New Jersey.  She's been nicknamed the TANNING MOM . . . because she's INSANELY tan, and she was accused of taking her five-year-old into a tanning bed.

She says she never took her daughter tanning, and that the girl got sunburned from playing in the sun.  Still, she's facing a child endangerment charge.

We've got a few new photos of her to share today.  One is her high school yearbook photo from 1983 . . . and even though it's in black-and-white, you can tell that even back then she was RIDICULOUSLY tan.

The other photo was taken outside her house on Friday.